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Microchipping Dogs

What you need to do

You’ll need to:

  • have your dog microchipped if it’s over eight weeks old
  • make sure your dog wears a collar, which includes its name, address and telephone number

You’ll need to get your dog microchipped by a professional, like a vet. You can also get it microchipped at:

If you don’t have your dog microchipped, you could receive a fine..

When you microchip your dog:

  • it will receive a unique microchip number
  • the professional who microchips your dog will take your contact details

You’ll need to update the details stored on the microchip if your circumstances change, including if you move or decide to rehome your dog.

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